While working with people with special needs, Grace noticed that there were vulnerable groups in her society, with a high percentage of them living in poverty. She mobilized a group to fight with her
After few months of intensive self-training marked by all-night learning and practices, squatting in rooms and sharing computers, I made some progress and I was able to make a poster and some flyers for our concert! And I got my first computer! This was the beginning of an endless passion for the digital world.
I was employed at the age of 19, to some young persons it was a life achievement. I mean what more would any young Nigerian ask for after being employed into the federal civil service at such a young age?
“I am lucky to be alive. Some of my friends died on our way here in 2017. I don’t like to talk about it. It is really hard for me. I want to forget,” Mbaye told Eric. Mbaye and Mornyang are among thousands of undocumented African youth in Europe who are constantly fleeing the economic hardship in their region. Eric Kafui Okyerefo tells the story of their lives. A story of hope and hardship.
“I grew up in the city of Lagos, the hurly burly lifestyle can be really annoying but it inspires me each day.“ This young man went from not knowing how to use a laptop to working on 2D / 3D / 4D designs for banks and more. Read about his evolution.
As the youngest person on the team, I did a lot of work, from designing church fliers to fixing microphones and some sound engineering. I genuinely enjoyed it all.
This fashion blogger born with cerebral palsy has a different story and she’s kicking it towards blogging for Vogue
“What makes my story different is that I was born with cerebral palsy and most times when I tell people I’m a fashion blogger, they’re shocked because it’s rare.”
Assumpta Idaka narrates her story and love for fashion.
Becoming an orphan at the age of 11 and having a hardworking mother, gave me the strength to never give up no matter how hard things…
She was almost locked up by the police for a social media stunt – see brave filmmaker Afungfege Evita
Unfortunately, life chose a different path for me. My story is that of a youth struggling with passion and society’s demands. Despite almost getting locked up by the police for a social media stunt, [her short film] …. “IN 72“ hours got selected in two festivals.
GreatGlorious came from a separated home, felt ugly, disliked beautiful girls and had low confidence. She didn’t want any of that but how could she rise?
“Never make social change be about you, the glam or recognition, always seek to be a value addition to another person. Identify a problem, work with a team, learn to collaborate with others, seek out solutions and do your quarter. Never forget how amazing you are, keep soaring.”